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2016 Events

We have a great series of events coming up and we keep adding on, so do check regularly! See when our book groups are meeting and what they're reading and meet our many visiting authors - there really is something for everyone. And if you can't make it to the event, just send us an email or give us a call and we can get a book signed for you - no problem!

May 2016
Author Afternoon with M.A. Richards  

Saturday, May 28 at 2pm
Author Afternoon with M.A. Richards

Join us at the bookstore for an afternoon with author, M.A. Richards, who will be discussing his debut novel, Choice of Enemies. This novel is the first international espionage thriller starring Nathan Monsarrat, a retired Central Intelligence Agency deep cover operative with an extensive knowledge of black gold and expertise in weapons, women, and Benjamins. Choice of Enemies is a tale of greed, betrayal, and vengeance.

Born in Lowell, Massachusetts, M.A. Richards, received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Theater Studies from Connecticut College and his Master of Arts degree in English from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. His career as a Cultural Attaché in the Department of State spanned more than two decades. He speaks Arabic, Hebrew, Korean, and Russian.
M. A. divides his time between Palm Beach and Tel Aviv, where he indulges his passions
for motorcycles, photography, and archaeology.

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June 2016
D.A. Keeley, author of Destiny’s Pawn  

Monday, June 13, Noon
Luncheon and author talk with D.A. Keeley, author of Destiny’s Pawn at Sea Dog Brewing Company in North Conway, Tickets are $20, which includes luncheon, author talk and donation to North Conway Library.
Tickets can be purchased through the bookstore, call 603-356-3200, or North Conway Library, call 603-356-2961, by June 10.

We are thrilled to have author, D.A. Keeley join us for our upcoming luncheon. He will be discussing the third book in his series about Agent Peyton Cote at our June luncheon which will be hosted by the Sea Dog Brewing Company. The only thing you have to do is get your ticket!

Peyton’s fate depends on the unlikely pawn in a quarter-century-old crime.

When Agent Peyton Cote discovers a thirteen-year-old Ukrainian boy along the Canadian border, she has no idea who placed him there or why. And Victor Tankov, on his deathbed in Russia, likes it that way. By giving the boy political asylum, Peyton sets in motion a plan twenty-five years in the making, leading back to the world’s largest art heist at Boston’s Gardner Museum.

In his most ambitious work yet, D.A. Keeley blends one of the most famous crimes of the century with the ongoing Ukrainian crisis, creating an action-packed international thriller. As events unfold, Peyton hunts for a painting worth $150 million and the criminal masterminds who are determined to sell it no matter the cost.

D.A. Keeley has published widely in the crime-fiction genre and is the author of six other novels, as well as short stories and essays. In addition to being a teacher and department chair at the Northfield Mount Hermon School, and a member of the Mystery Writers of America, Keeley writes a bi-weekly post for the blog Type M for Murder.

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The MWV Children’s Museum Second Annual Rayne’s Fairy Festival  

Saturday, June 18, 11am – 2pm
The MWV Children’s Museum Second Annual Rayne’s Fairy Festival at Cranmore Mountain Resort

We will be at the Fairy Festival with lots of fun fairy-themed books, coloring books and even some amazing fairy houses! So stop by Cranmore Ski Mountain and support the MWV Children’s Museum. All of Cranmore’s regular amazing summer happenings are going on while this free, fantastic, fantasy based experience is taking place as well.

July 2016
FIND WALDO ALL OVER TOWN  

FIND WALDO ALL OVER TOWN IN THE MONTH OF JULY!

The Find Waldo Local Campaign begins on Friday, July 1, at White Birch Books and other locally owned businesses across the nation. The event, sponsored by Candlewick Press, leads participants on a scavenger hunt through their towns’ business districts on a search for the elusive, red-and-white-stripe wearing picture book character.

The campaign, which is co-sponsored by the American Booksellers Association, aims to promote the value of shopping locally through fun activities involving the bespectacled character created by British illustrator Martin Handford in his popular Where’s Waldo? series. Inspired by the first successful Waldo scavenger hunt hosted by Eight Cousins Books in Falmouth, Massachusetts, Candlewick — Handford’s U.S. publisher — launched the month-long Find Waldo Local campaign five years ago.

This year, as in the past, shoppers who spot Waldo at participating local businesses in July become eligible for prizes throughout the month. The celebration then concludes with a closing ceremony or wrap-up party at White Birch Books at the end of the month. Participants will get a “bingo” card with all of the participating businesses listed and can get started from the bookstore. Once we get closer to July 1st we will start listing all of our fellow businesses on our website and FB page. We will be posting photos of where he is in town on our website, FB and Twitter throughout the month. It’s a great way to visit some of our local businesses in a really fun way!

Where We Spend Shapes Where We Live—CHOOSE LOCAL!       

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